App Store applications will increase their price in Europe, Norway, Iceland and other countries
Apple has sent an email to all developers who are enrolled in the developer program, the Dev Center, in order to inform them that in the coming days the price of applications will rise in the countries that are part of the European Union, in addition to Norway, Iceland, Russia and Canada.
Apple change the way to manage the payment of applications to developers
As we could point out recently, Apple will use a new way to manage payments made through the App Store, now instead of calculating VAT (Value Added Tax: Value Added Tax, also known to us as VAT) in a unique or global way to all countries that are part of the European Union, Now the Cupertino boys will use the values they impose in each country individually.
These modifications will take effect during the next hours and will have an impact on all the prices of the applications that are available in the App Store, the application store of Apple, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
In this way, the individual price of applications and games will increase in all countries, especially caused by the issue related to fees or taxes (VAT) and the current exchange between local currencies and the dollar. In fact, The only country that will benefit from this change and will see a decrease in application prices will be Iceland.
The rise in the price of apps will arrive in the next 36 hours
Of course, the fact that there is a considerable increase in applications or not, will depend closely on the developers, since if they continue to maintain the price of them they will earn less for their applications, so if they want to continue earning the same for each app, these could raise the price of them. This measure will also affect purchases within the application, which could see an increase in price.
Within the next 36 hours we should see an increase or rise in the price of applications, this modification will arrive massively to both the App Store, the app stores for iPhone and iPad, as in the Mac App Store, the app store for Mac computers.
We will be attentive to inform when Apple will make the price change of the apps officially in the app stores.